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Facebook, Instagram Service Restored Following Outages

Facebook, Instagram Service Restored Following Outages

Facebook and Instagram outages were reported Tuesday, with users unable to access the social media platforms.
Grade 1 enrollment to be made independent

Grade 1 enrollment to be made independent

Minister of Education, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that they have issued a circular removing all quotas, for politicians and certain preschools, to enter...
Lankans may target US prez on Republic Day: Indian intel reports

Lankans may target US prez on Republic Day: Indian intel reports

Indian intelligence agencies have issued alerts to Delhi police and other security agencies saying, US President Barack Obama might be targeted by anti-national...
Passport of Althgamage impounded

Passport of Althgamage impounded

The former Minister for Sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage’s passport was temporarily impounded by the Immigration and Emigration Authority today (26) due...
CID grill seven over alleged coup plot

CID grill seven over alleged coup plot

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) questioned seven people, regarding the alleged coup attempt, that was to take place at Temple Trees on 9 January,...
Namal is alive

Namal is alive

There were rumours yesterday stating that popular singer Namal Udugama has passed away. However spokesmen for the singer has denied this stating that he...
State officials can't talk to media without permission

State officials can't talk to media without permission

The cabinet has decided that government officials can't speak to the media without obtaining permission from the Secretary of their respective ministry....
Bus fares reduced

Bus fares reduced

 Lanka Private Bus Owners Association (LPBOA) said bus fares will be reduced by 7% and the minimum fare will be down to Rs 8 from Rs 9.
Fuel prices down on Independence Day

Fuel prices down on Independence Day

State Minister Palitha Ranga Bandara stated that price of fuel will be reduced on the Independence Day.Minister Bandara further noted that all the taxes,...
Shiral Lakthilake appointed Presidential Coordinator

Shiral Lakthilake appointed Presidential Coordinator

 Well known Attorney at Law, Shiral Lakthilake was appointed as a coordinating secretary to President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday according to article...
Police open Rakna Lanka armoury at BMICH

Police open Rakna Lanka armoury at BMICH

Police opened an armoury maintained by Rakna Lanka security firm at BMICh a short while ago. The armoury was at the second floor of a building at the BMICH...
Williamson century leads NZ to win

Williamson century leads NZ to win

Sri Lanka's tour of New Zealand has been defined by the hosts' refusal to give in, and again in Nelson, New Zealand clawed back from difficult situations,...
Narendra Modi may visit Sri Lanka in March

Narendra Modi may visit Sri Lanka in March

With a new government taking office in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi may travel to Colombo in March. If he does go, it will be the first state...
IUSF has 28 demands from President Sirisena

IUSF has 28 demands from President Sirisena

The Inter-University Students’ Federation (IUSF) called to stop the leadership training given to undergraduates by the military and requested that political...
Sirisena will promote peace in Sri Lanka: Narendra Modi

Sirisena will promote peace in Sri Lanka: Narendra Modi

Sri Lanka's new President Maithripala Sirisena "will advance peace, reconciliation and development" in the island nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
Salary of SLT chairman is Rs. 10 million

Salary of SLT chairman is Rs. 10 million

Chairman of Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) Lalith de Silva received a monthly salary of Rs. 10 million. In addition he has been assigned four vehicles and a separate...
FM meets Sushma Swaraj

FM meets Sushma Swaraj

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka Mangala Samaraweera meeting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday in New Delhi.
Former deputy minister and Biyagama PS Chairman arrested

Former deputy minister and Biyagama PS Chairman arrested

Former deputy minister of disaster management, Dulip Wijesekara and Biyagama pradesheeya sabha chairman, Ananda Ganepola have been arrested in connection...


FM meets Sushma Swaraj

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka Mangala Samaraweera meeting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday in New Delhi. Read more...

New single launched for 2015 world cup

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The official single for 2015 world cup was launched at the CR & FC grounds this evening.  The CD containing the single was presented to the Sri Lanka Cricket Captain Angelo Mathews by the Dialog Axiata group CEO Dr. Hans Wijesuriya in the presence of the Sri Lanka cricket team and a few other officials. Read more...

Defence Secretary at Manning Market

Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited the Manning Market yesterday (15.) The Urban Development Authority (UDA) under Rajapaksa is to modernize the area in the future.

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Japan PM meets MR


President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe held bilateral discussions yesterday (Sep. 7) at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo.

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Upcoming Thanuja

Upcoming Thanuja

Thanuja who is an upcoming model who has also shown considerable acting skills. Thanuja works as a freelance...


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Sanath Jayasuriya Takes Blame for Sri Lanka's Defeats in India

Sanath Jayasuriya Takes Blame for Sri Lanka's Defeats in India

Jayasuriya, who is the Deputy Minister of Sports, was addressing the Parliament on the Sports Ministry's...
Rohit Sharma Innings: Sofia Hayat Bares All in  Nude Tribute to India Star

Rohit Sharma Innings: Sofia Hayat Bares All in Nude Tribute to India Star

Rohit Sharma's record-breaking one-day innings is already receiving a flood ofcelebrity tributes, with...
Kohli and Dhawan deliver series win

Kohli and Dhawan deliver series win

A batting Powerplay that cost Sri Lanka three wickets for 16 runs sucked the oxygen out of an already...
'We want to be ruthless' - Kohli

'We want to be ruthless' - Kohli

Sri Lanka Cricket agreed to be the BCCI's emergency cash cow in agreeing to the ongoing series, and two...

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UPFA still perplexed about Wimal abstaining from the May Day rally

UPFA still perplexed about Wimal abstaining from the May Day rally

National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa did not attend the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) May Day rally, which surprised many. NFF, a constituent party of the UPFA, has always attended...
Namal goes fishing

Namal goes fishing

MP Namal Rajapaksa's birthday was on April 10. He was in Carlton house where a pirith ceremony was also held to mark his birthday. A large number of young MPs were with him for the birthday celebrations....

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President Rajapaksa launches "Beacon", the new sea food restaurant of Pigeon Island Beach Resort

President Rajapaksa launches "Beacon", the new sea food restaurant of Pigeon Island Beach Resort

One of the most elegant holiday resorts located besides one of the most elegant beaches in Sri Lanka, The Pigeon Island Beach...
BBDO crowned Network of the Year at Spikes 2014

BBDO crowned Network of the Year at Spikes 2014

BBDO Worldwide was crowned Agency Network of the Year at this year’s Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity. The Spikes Asia...
Revolutionary “Samagi Yathaartha” insurance plan from Co-operative Insurance

Revolutionary “Samagi Yathaartha” insurance plan from Co-operative Insurance

Co-operative Insurance Company Limited, the third largest network in Sri Lanka, launched a new insurance plan “Samagi Yathaartha”...

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